House debates

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Questions without Notice

Murray-Darling Basin

3:16 pm

Photo of John ForrestJohn Forrest (Mallee, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

My question is addressed to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. In Mildura today thousands of people gathered to protest at the mess this government has created on water reform. People in the basin are now totally confused about what the Murray-Darling Basin Authority can legally report on or how much water will be cut from their entitlements or whether it is the authority or the minister who is running the show. When will the minister start to set out a clear direction for this reform process, firstly by re-energising the momentum established by the former coalition government—(Time expired)


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